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Festival Collection

Background imageFestival Collection: Festival for 14 July, Champs Elysees, Paris

Festival for 14 July, Champs Elysees, Paris

Background imageFestival Collection: Silhouette Calendar -- October

Silhouette Calendar -- October, Harvest Thanksgiving. Showing a girl and a boy taking part in a Harvest Festival church service. 20th century

Background imageFestival Collection: Coronation of Napoleon, with balloon

Coronation of Napoleon, with balloon
Festival for the Coronation of Napoleon and Josephine, scene in the Place de la Concorde, Paris, with five balloons ascending as part of the celebrations. 3 December 1804

Background imageFestival Collection: Handbill for balloon race, Green brothers

Handbill for balloon race, Green brothers
Handbill advertising a balloon race between Charles Green and his brother in two balloons, taking place from the Royal Gardens, Vauxhall, London, to celebrate the Queens birthday. 13 August 1835

Background imageFestival Collection: Woman at Elephant Fayre, St Germans, Cornwall

Woman at Elephant Fayre, St Germans, Cornwall, wearing a wide-brimmed straw hat and colourful stars stuck on her face. July 1981

Background imageFestival Collection: Couple camping at Beaulieu Jazz Festival

Couple camping at Beaulieu Jazz Festival
A couple camping at the Beaulieu Jazz Festival, Hampshire. Date: 1961

Background imageFestival Collection: Stamp design for 5th Air Festival, Vincennes, France

Stamp design for 5th Air Festival, Vincennes, France
Stamp design for the 5th Air Festival at Vincennes, France, from 30 June to 1 July 1928. 1928

Background imageFestival Collection: Ice Palace - Montreal, Canada

Ice Palace - Montreal, Canada
The Ice Palace erected in the Dominion Square, Montreal, Canada during the Winter Festival of 1885. This extraordinary structure was built out of sixteen thousand blocks of ice three feet four inches

Background imageFestival Collection: Festival procession, Japan

Festival procession, Japan
People taking part in a festival procession, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageFestival Collection: Boys Festival in May, Carp Banners, Yokohama, Japan

Boys Festival in May, Carp Banners, Yokohama, Japan

Background imageFestival Collection: Crowd of people with Festival Car, India

Crowd of people with Festival Car, India
A crowd of people with a Festival Car, India, as part of the Hindu Ratha-Yatra or Roth Jatra or Chariot Festival. circa 1890s

Background imageFestival Collection: Japanese flower festival

Japanese flower festival. circa 1890s

Background imageFestival Collection: Festival Lanterns, Bentendori, Yokohama, Japan

Festival Lanterns, Bentendori, Yokohama, Japan

Background imageFestival Collection: Floating Jazz Festival trombonist

Floating Jazz Festival trombonist
A trombonist taking part in the Floating Jazz Festival on board a ship from London to Margate. Date: 1957

Background imageFestival Collection: Festival Car on a road in India

Festival Car on a road in India

Background imageFestival Collection: Lady at a festival, Haimhausen, Bavaria, Germany

Lady at a festival, Haimhausen, Bavaria, Germany
Lady in costume and mask at a rococo festival in Haimhausen, just north of Munich, Bavaria, Germany. Date: early 21st century

Background imageFestival Collection: Landsberg weekend festival, Bavaria, Germany

Landsberg weekend festival, Bavaria, Germany
Weekend festival on the picturesque market square of Landsberg am Lech, Bavaria, Germany, with people sitting at trestle tables

Background imageFestival Collection: Man in drag at a festival, Haimhausen, Bavaria, Germany

Man in drag at a festival, Haimhausen, Bavaria, Germany
A man in drag, including a white wig with a model ship on top, at a rococo festival in Haimhausen, just north of Munich, Bavaria, Germany. Date: early 21st century

Background imageFestival Collection: Charity event at Kew Gardens, west London

Charity event at Kew Gardens, west London, with people fishing for beer bottles. In the lower picture, a woman tries to get onto a wooden horse. circa 1920s

Background imageFestival Collection: Inside the Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, London

Inside the Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, London
A scene inside the Royal Festival Hall on Londons South Bank. A view across towards a central staircase, showing people on two levels

Background imageFestival Collection: Advert for Festival of Britain constructional engineers

Advert for Festival of Britain constructional engineers
Advertisement for constructional engineers, Horseley Bridge and Thomas Piggott Ltd and Carter-Horseley (Engineers) Ltd. They built some of the structures for the Festival of Britain on Londons South

Background imageFestival Collection: Argentine Tango Festival, London

Argentine Tango Festival, London

Background imageFestival Collection: Tango Festival - London

Tango Festival - London - couple in an intense moment

Background imageFestival Collection: Dancing at the Richmond Jazz Festival

Dancing at the Richmond Jazz Festival
Three girls dance on the grass in front of a tent at the 1962 Richmond Jazz Festival, while two young men relax on the grass behind them. Date: 1962

Background imageFestival Collection: Dancing at the Floating Festival of Jazz

Dancing at the Floating Festival of Jazz
A woman smiles as she dances with her friend in front of a jazz band on board a ship hosting the 1957 Floating Festival of Jazz from London to Margate. Date: 1957

Background imageFestival Collection: Girls dancing at Richmond Jazz Festival

Girls dancing at Richmond Jazz Festival
Two girls dance together in front of a tent at the 1962 Richmond Jazz Festival. Date: 1962

Background imageFestival Collection: Girl dancing at Richmond Jazz Festival

Girl dancing at Richmond Jazz Festival
A girl dances barefoot in front of a tent at the Richmond Jazz Festival 1962. Date: 1962

Background imageFestival Collection: Dancing at the Beaulieu Jazz Festival

Dancing at the Beaulieu Jazz Festival
A couple dance together on the grass at the 1961 Beaulieu Jazz Festival, while a crowd seated on folding chairs watch in the background. Date: 1961

Background imageFestival Collection: Concert interval during the Aldeburgh Festival

Concert interval during the Aldeburgh Festival
People socialise outside Blythburgh Church (Holy Trinity) during an interval in a concert during the Aldeburgh Festival in Suffolk. 1961

Background imageFestival Collection: Children in masks, Noyes Fludde, Aldeburgh Festival

Children in masks, Noyes Fludde, Aldeburgh Festival
Children in their animal masks, ready to perform in Benjamin Brittens opera Noyes Fludde, a setting of the Chester Miracle Play, at the 14th Aldeburgh Festival. Date: 1961

Background imageFestival Collection: Centre 42 at Rilex Works in Wellingborough

Centre 42 at Rilex Works in Wellingborough
The playwright Arnold Wesker making an announcement during a Saturday night dance in the Rilex Shoes Ltd works canteen in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Background imageFestival Collection: Guy Fawkes Festival, Lewes, Sussex

Guy Fawkes Festival, Lewes, Sussex
A man in costume at a Guy Fawkes (Bonfire Night) celebration at Lewes in Sussex takes a break from scaring people to enjoy half a pint of beer in the local pub

Background imageFestival Collection: Operagoers at Glyndebourne, Sussex

Operagoers at Glyndebourne, Sussex
Operagoers stroll around the gardens at Glyndebourne, near Lewes, East Sussex, venue of the annual Glyndebourne Festival Opera since 1934

Background imageFestival Collection: Policemen at Beaulieu Jazz Festival

Policemen at Beaulieu Jazz Festival
Two policemen confiscating a knife from a man in a donkey jacket at Beaulieu Jazz Festival. Various jazz fans watch in some amusement. Date: 1961

Background imageFestival Collection: Changing scenery for the NSDF

Changing scenery for the NSDF
Changing scenery after a performance ready for the next days rehearsal, as part of the National Student Drama Festival. The NSDF was founded in 1956 by the Sunday Times arts columnist Kenneth

Background imageFestival Collection: On stage at the Richmond Jazz Festival

On stage at the Richmond Jazz Festival
People on stage at the Richmond Jazz Festival, Surrey. Four musicians wait at the back, ready to perform, while another man sits at a grand piano -- either playing it or tuning it. Date: 1962

Background imageFestival Collection: Dancers at Richmond Jazz Festival

Dancers at Richmond Jazz Festival

Background imageFestival Collection: Putting on costumes for The Crucible

Putting on costumes for The Crucible
Three actors putting on their costumes for a performance of Arthur Millers The Crucible, as part of the National Student Drama Festival

Background imageFestival Collection: Poster advertising a Dance Festival in the USSR

Poster advertising a Dance Festival in the USSR
Poster advertising a Dance Festival in Moscow and Leningrad, USSR, 10 to 20 June 1936. Date: 1936

Background imageFestival Collection: An actor waits behind the scenery

An actor waits behind the scenery
An actor, in costume, waits behind the scenery ready for his entrance, as part of the National Student Drama Festival. The NSDF was founded in 1956 by the Sunday Times arts columnist Kenneth Pearson

Background imageFestival Collection: Southbank Construction

Southbank Construction
Construction in the area of land behind the Royal Festival Hall, built on the Southbank of the Thames in London for the Festival of Britain in 1951 Date: 1957

Background imageFestival Collection: Best Dressed Girl Competition

Best Dressed Girl Competition
Vic Feather, leader of the TUC, announces the winner of the Best Dressed Girl Competition at a dance. The winner is wearing a flared knee length dress with a wide belt

Background imageFestival Collection: Centre 42 in Wellingborough

Centre 42 in Wellingborough
The playwright Arnold Wesker and his assistant Beba Lavrin discuss arrangements with a trades union representative in the Wellingborough Technical College hall

Background imageFestival Collection: Dartington Hall School, Christmas Festival

Dartington Hall School, Christmas Festival
A performance taking place in the Great Hall during the Dartington Hall School Christmas Festival -- a teacher conducts a small orchestra of adult musicians

Background imageFestival Collection: Beaulieu Jazz Festival, 1961

Beaulieu Jazz Festival, 1961
Jimmy Cotton and Ottilie Patterson with members of Chris Barbers Band at the Beaulieu Jazz Festival, 1961. Date: 1961

Background imageFestival Collection: Floating jazz festival, 1957

Floating jazz festival, 1957
A smiling woman dances on board a ship during the floating festival of jazz, from London to Margate, 1957. Date: 1957

Background imageFestival Collection: Floating jazz festival musicians, 1957

Floating jazz festival musicians, 1957
Musicians play on board a ship during the floating festival of jazz, from London to Margate, 1957. An bowler hat style mute rests on a stand next to the trumpeter. Date: 1957

Background imageFestival Collection: Jazzy Couple

Jazzy Couple
A fashionable Middle Class couple at Richmond Jazz Festival, Surrey, England. Date: 1962




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